Florida Power & Light Company reported yesterday that its system sustained minimal damage as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. At its peak, no more than approximately 11,000 customers from Sarasota to St. Augustine were without power at any given time due to Alberto, and FPL said it expected to restore power to all affected customers by last night.

"We were prepared for the worst and are pleased that Alberto carried less of a punch than we anticipated," said Geisha J. Williams, FPL vice president of power distribution and the executive in charge of power restoration. "Although the storm had minimal impact, Alberto served as a reminder to all of us to be prepared for what could be an active hurricane season."

Even before Alberto made landfall, FPL had deployed company and contract crews from throughout its service territory to restore service following Alberto's path through west, north and central Florida.